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Finance for Non-Finance Executives

Delegates on this program will gain a clear understanding of business finance, how to prepare and interpret financial statements such as Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow Statements. Also forecasting, Risk Analysis, Costing, Break Even Analysis and Investment Decisions etc. It will highlight the key financial areas you should be addressing as manager and know when to look out for warning signals. Understand HOW,WHY,WHEN you may need to raise capital for your business.

Benefits of attending

At the program, participants will:

  • Be familiar with the content of the three basic accounts
  • Understand how they can be used to manage performance
  • Appreciate the contribution that financial information makes to business decisions.
  • Be able to ask more informed questions
  • Be encouraged to want to explore your own organisations finance in more depth.

Program Outline

  • Financial Statements
  • Objectives of Financial Statements
  • Elements of Financial Statements
  • The Balance Sheet(Statement of Financial Position)
  • The Profit and Loss Account (Income Statement)
  • The Statement of Cash Flows
  • Interepretation of Financial Statements
  • Ratio Analysis and Key Indicators
  • Profitability
  • Liquidity
  • Gearing and Financial Structure
  • Investment Ratios
  • Forecasting and Cost Control

Tools for Management Decisions in Investment

  • Break Even Analysis
  • Payback Method
  • Time Value of Money
  • Valuation Concepts
  • Asset based Valuations
  • Earning Based VAluations

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